Bank Notes

The Bank of Canada supplies Canadians with bank notes that they can use with confidence and pride, by issuing quality notes that are readily accepted and secure.

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The next bank NOTE-able Canadian

The next bank NOTE-able Canadian

Our call for nominations has ended, and an independent Advisory Council has developed a short list of candidates for the next $5 bank note. Learn how the selection process unfolded—and what’s next.

Canada’s Vertical $10 Note

Explore and share the $10 polymer bank note featuring Viola Desmond.

Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

This award recognizes the efforts of individuals in the fields of counterfeit enforcement, crime prevention, and education.

Upcoming changes to legal tender status for older bank notes

About legal tender

Find out what “legal tender” means, why legal tender status changes, and how to redeem older bank notes.


Explore

Bank Notes Past and Present

Learn all about the art and security of our bank notes.

Principles of Design

Read about the process and guiding principles for bank note design.

Multimedia

Access videos about our bank notes, along with images past and present.

Research and Reports

Get quick access to our research and reports on bank notes.


Tools & Services

Bank Note Redemption Service

Redeem bank notes that are mutilated or contaminated, or that will no longer be legal tender.

Counterfeit Prevention

Learn why it’s important to check your notes, and how to deal with suspicious money.

Training and Education Materials

Download or order resources for specific users, such as retailers and law enforcement.

Policy on Image Use

Find out how to get permission to use bank note images.